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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
Students in the MS in Chemistry offered by the University at Buffalo program benefit from the state-of-the-art instrumentation required for modern research in chemistry, as well as close faculty mentorship within a nurturing and supportive graduate community. 

About

Students may choose to pursue a thesis or non-thesis MS in Chemistry offered by the University at Buffalo degree. Both degree tracks require a minimum of 30 credit hours.

This degree is granted to students who perform original research and submit a thesis in addition to completing four graduate lecture courses. Students must take a minimum of four (4) lecture courses totaling at least 12 credit hours, or other lecture courses approved for graduate credit. There is no specific course requirement for this degree. However, each student must demonstrate proficiency in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Typically, students accomplish this by passing the ACS Placement Exam in the area or taking a core graduate course in the area.

A degree without a thesis will be granted to students who demonstrate competency in graduate level course work by taking a minimum of six (6) lecture courses totaling at least 18 credit hours.  Each student must also demonstrate proficiency in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Typically, students accomplish this by passing the ACS Placement Exam in the area or taking a core graduate course in the area.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Methods of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • The University at Buffalo requires a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent for admission. Applicants should also demonstrate aptitude in the physical sciences and mathematics, as evidenced by their undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE Scores. Request an official electronic score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Academic Transcripts. Upload scanned copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, including the English translation, if applicable
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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